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rutin

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noun Pharmacology.
  1. a bright yellow or greenish-yellow substance, C27H30O16, obtained chiefly from buckwheat, and used in the treatment of capillary fragility.

Origin of rutin

< German Rutin (1842) < New Latin Rut(a) rue, a source of the substance (see rutaceous) + German -in -in2
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  • Rutin (or rutinic acid), according to Weiss, is a glucoside which exists in the form of fine needles, bright yellow in color.

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

    T. H. Pardo de Tavera


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